Cinco de Mayo is May 5; Vegas-area celebrations taking place

Posted at 7:30 AM, May 05, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-05 10:53:45-04

May 5 is Cinco de Mayo -- celebrating the Mexican army's victory over France at the Battle of Puebla which happened on May 5 in 1862.

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It is a relatively minor holiday in Mexico but Congress issued a proclamation in 2005 calling on Americans to observe Cinco de Mayo.

In the U.S. it's become a day to celebrate Mexican culture and heritage.